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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 18 November 2010) . . Page.. 5741 ..

Then Alex comes on and says:

To be fair, Corbell could be correct that $4 per week is only 2%—he might be telling us that power bills will soon be $10,400 per year.

Then Mother Hubbard’s Dog says:

Basic arithmetic that appears to be beyond the wit of Simon Corbell, unfortunately. I wonder how long it will be before the ACT also reneges on its feed in tariff for solar panels.

Dover_beach goes on:

That is a staggering exchange. You have earned my contempt, Mr Corbell.

Samuel J comes on and says:

Simon Corbell is thus qualified to be Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia

To which JC responds:

Hey, Samuel … Don’t be so harsh. Swandive has set the bar so low anybody could be treasurer.

Anyone can “save the country from the worst recession since the 30’s”.

I hear Mr Hargreaves asking me to table the document. If Hansard wants my computer, they can come and get it; otherwise I will give them the link. But it is good that people pay attention and realise that basic maths is important. Mr Coe, that was an excellent question from question time.

Foreshore Summer Music Festival

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.42): I rise this evening to put on the record the contribution that Foreshore Summer Musical Festival makes to the cultural life of Canberra, tourism and the local economy. The yearly festival is run in the parliamentary triangle and in just about a week or so is about to be run for the fourth time. The event has evolved into more than simply a music event. It is now a festival involving food and other market stalls, in addition to the two stages for Australian and international live bands and the best electronic acts sourced from around the world.

The organisers promote responsible behaviour while people are enjoying the event. Whether it be first aid, security and policing, minimising the risk of sun exposure and dehydration or the responsible use of the environment it is provided. The event supports hundreds of jobs, in addition to supporting a number of community groups, including Climate Friendly, Mix 106.3, Canberra Special Children’s Christmas Party and St John Ambulance.

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